Matt Bandi

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    Penn makes team; Vazquez released

    Dejan Kovacevic reports that Hayden Penn has likely made the opening day roster. UPDATE (12:40 PM): From the same link, Dejan adds that Ramon Vazquez has been released and Steve Pearce has been demoted to Triple-A. That means John Raynor has made the team.... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers...

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    Vasquez traded to Rays

    The Pirates have dealt minor league pitcher Virgil Vasquez to the Rays for a player to be named later. ... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month. If you're already a...

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    WAR for Pirates prospects

    WAR for Pirate prospectsI thought it would be cool to see Wins Above Replacement (WAR) numbers for some of the Pirates’ top prospects. So I started doing some calculating. Without further ado, here is estimated 2009 WAR for seven...

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    Team defense should improve in the future

    The Pirates' 2010 defensive unit will be average at best. What would it take to repair the defense, and how long should it take? Click to find the answer.

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    PLC Myth-Smashers: Introduction

    PLC2You are relaxing in a Pittsburgh bar, enjoying happy hour with a few acquaintances. One of the televisions is tuned to FSN, and Andrew McCutchen’s face flashes across the screen during a spring training interview. One of your buddies quickly announces...

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    Jaramillo makes team as back-up catcher

    The Pirates assigned Erik Kratz to minor league camp this morning, making Jason Jaramillo the Pirates’ back-up catcher. ... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month. If you're already a member,...

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    Pirates cut seven

    The Pirates reassigned catcher Luke Carlin and pitchers Brian Bass, Vinnie Chulk, Anthony Claggett, Steven Jackson, Jeff Karstens and Jeremy Powell to minor league camp this morning. The following pitchers will head north, assuming the team goes with a 12-man staff and no additional players are brought in from outside the organization....

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    Pirates claim Penn off waivers, DFA Moss

    The Pirates have claimed Marlins' pitcher Hayden Penn off waivers. Penn is out of options, so he must be placed on the 25-man roster. A corresponding roster move must be made to make room for him on the 40-man as well. UPDATE (3:20 PM): Jen Langosch reports that the Pirates have...

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    Pirates claim Hayden Penn off waivers

    The Pirates have claimed pitcher Marlins' Hayden Penn off waivers. Penn is out of options, so he must be placed on the 25-man roster. A corresponding roster move must be made to make room for him on the 40-man as well. ... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today...

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    McCutchen, Iwamura flip flop in order; pitcher to bat eighth

    The Pirates will likely bat Akinori Iwamura first, Andrew McCutchen second, the pitcher eighth and Ronny Cedeno ninth often this season. ... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month. If you're...

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